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The Resource The gender of modernity, Rita Felski

The gender of modernity, Rita Felski

Label
The gender of modernity
Title
The gender of modernity
Statement of responsibility
Rita Felski
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In an innovative and invigorating exploration of the complex relations between women and the modern, Rita Felski challenges conventional male-centered theories of modernity. She also calls into question those feminist perspectives that have either demonized the modern as inherently patriarchal, or else assumed a simple opposition between men's and women's experiences of the modern world. Combining cultural history with cultural theory, and focusing on the fin de siècle, Felski examines the gendered meanings of such notions as nostalgia, consumption, feminine writing, the popular sublime, evolution, revolution, and perversion. Her approach is comparative and interdisciplinary, covering a wide variety of texts from the English, French, and German traditions: sociological theory, realist and naturalist novels, decadent literature, political essays and speeches, sexological discourse, and sentimental popular fiction. Male and female writers from Simmel, Zola, Sacher-Masoch, and Rachilde to Marie Corelli, Wilde, and Olive Schreiner come under Felski's scrutiny as she exposes the varied and often contradictory connections between femininity and modernity."--Publisher description
  • "In an innovative and invigorating exploration of the complex relations between women and the modern, Rita Felski challenges conventional male-centered theories of modernity. She also calls into question those feminist perspectives that have either demonized the modern as inherently patriarchal, or else assumed a simple opposition between men's and women's experiences of the modern world. Combining cultural history with cultural theory, and focusing on the fin de siècle, Felski examines the gendered meanings of such notions as nostalgia, consumption, feminine writing, the popular sublime, evolution, revolution, and perversion. Her approach is comparative and interdisciplinary, covering a wide variety of texts from the English, French, and German traditions: sociological theory, realist and naturalist novels, decadent literature, political essays and speeches, sexological discourse, and sentimental popular fiction. Male and female writers from Simmel, Zola, Sacher-Masoch, and Rachilde to Marie Corelli, Wilde, and Olive Schreiner come under Felski's scrutiny as she exposes the varied and often contradictory connections between femininity and modernity." -- Publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Felski, Rita
Dewey number
305.42/01
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1190
LC item number
.F417 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Feminist theory
  • Civilization, Modern
  • Civilization, Modern
  • Women and literature
  • Women in literature
  • Feminist criticism
  • Feminisme
  • Sekseverschillen
  • Moderniteit
  • Cultuur
  • Théorie féministe
  • Civilisation
  • Civilisation
  • Femmes et littérature
  • Femmes dans la littérature
  • Critique féministe
Label
The gender of modernity, Rita Felski
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [213]-240) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Myths of the Modern --- 1. Modernity and Feminism --- 2. On Nostalgia: The Prehistoric Woman --- 3. Imagined Pleasures: The Erotics and Aesthetics of consumption --- 4. Masking Masculinity: The Feminization of Writing --- 5. Love, God, and the Orient: Reading the Popular Sublime --- 6. Visions of the New: feminist Discourses of Evolution and revolution --- 7. The Art of Perversion: Female Sadists and male Cyborgs --- Afterword: Rewriting the Mordern
Control code
31659130
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 247 pages
Isbn
9780674341937
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
94044329
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1682346
Label
The gender of modernity, Rita Felski
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [213]-240) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Myths of the Modern --- 1. Modernity and Feminism --- 2. On Nostalgia: The Prehistoric Woman --- 3. Imagined Pleasures: The Erotics and Aesthetics of consumption --- 4. Masking Masculinity: The Feminization of Writing --- 5. Love, God, and the Orient: Reading the Popular Sublime --- 6. Visions of the New: feminist Discourses of Evolution and revolution --- 7. The Art of Perversion: Female Sadists and male Cyborgs --- Afterword: Rewriting the Mordern
Control code
31659130
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 247 pages
Isbn
9780674341937
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
94044329
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1682346

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